Andrew Luck has been one of the most talked-about college prospects in the history of the NCAA. NFL executives, coaches, scouts and fans have all been highly anticipating the quarterback's debut for almost the last two years.
Now that Luck has officially been drafted and is ready to begin his career with the Indianapolis Colts, his name was expected to be mentioned a lot less in college football. That is, until, his alma mater decided to name a coaching position after him.
Stanford University announced on Tuesday that the school's Offensive Coordinator position has been renamed the "Andrew Luck Director of Offense." The name change was made after a "very generous gift from an anonymous donor" sought the position to be commemorated, according to Stanford's press release.
The Cardinal's first Andrew Luck Director of Offense is Pep Hamilton, who is entering his second year in charge of the offense. With Luck at quarterback, Stanford set new school scoring records in each of the last three years. The quarterback said the endowment is a big honor.
"It is a huge tribute," said Luck. "To have anything endowed in my name is a complete honor. I feel very fortunate to have come to Stanford, and I have always enjoyed representing the University. The offensive coordinators I've had here helped me not only in football, but also to grow so much as a person. To be a part of that leadership and position is a very proud legacy for me."
Luck will make his NFL debut on Sept. 9 in Chicago against the Bears. He will also make a high profile visit to New England for a meeting with the Patriots on Nov. 18.
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